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Arizona Debates Special Courts For Business Cases
Around the country, some jurisdictions have specialized courts that only handle certain kinds of cases. Sometimes, they're geared toward veterans, drug cases, or defendants with mental health issues. And Arizona may soon have a specialized court dealing just with businesses.
May. 15, 2014
MCSO Hearing Held Behind Closed Doors
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio appeared in federal court on Wednesday for a hearing related to the racial profiling case against him. But what happened in the courtroom is a mystery.
May. 14, 2014
Three Arizona District Court Judges Confirmed
Three U.S. District Court of Arizona judges were confirmed by the U.S. Senate Wednesday.
May. 14, 2014
Author Says Immigration Policy Creating
Peter Eichstaedt, author of the new book “Dangerous Divide,” discussed how current policy is affecting migrants crossing the desert and the U.S. economy.
May. 14, 2014
American Legion Speaks Out In Phoenix VA Situation
The American Legion hosted a town hall in Phoenix on Tuesday night to give veterans and their families the opportunity to express their concerns.
May. 14, 2014
Why Economists Aren’t Good At Predicting The Future
United States economic growth is still sluggish, and the unemployment rate remains high. Those factors could end up affecting which party holds majorities in the House and Senate.
May. 14, 2014
What’s In Store For The Phoenix Mercury In 2014
Paola Boivin, Arizona Republic columnist, joined us to preview the Mercury’s 2014 season — which tips off Saturday night against Seattle.
May. 14, 2014
Students Conjure Ideas To Revitalize Corner Of Downtown Mesa
Students in Arizona State University’s Masters of Real Estate program competed earlier this week to find the best development solutions for a corner of downtown Mesa.
May. 14, 2014
Tempe History Museum Looks At Legend City, Big Surf
The Tempe History Museum might help you clear that up on Thursday — or you could just feel sentimental — as a panel talks about the Legend City amusement park, which closed more than 30 years ago, and Big Surf.
May. 14, 2014
Pima Community College Unveils Plan To Get Off Probation
Pima Community College has released a draft plan it hopes will get it off of probation. The self-study involved the work of hundreds of Pima employees and people outside the Tucson college system.
May. 14, 2014
Tucson Student Who Fell To His Death Was Intoxicated
A University of Arizona student from California who fell to his death from a rooftop tower was drunk at the time, according to an autopsy report.
May. 14, 2014
Brewer Asks Arizona Supreme Court to Overturn Medicaid Ruling
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has asked the state Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that revived a lawsuit challenging the expansion of Arizona’s Medicaid program.
May. 14, 2014
New Mexico Towns Struggle To Catch Up With Oil Boom
New Mexico is the nation’s sixth-largest oil producer. The industry is creating thousands of jobs in the southeast corner of the state. But all that activity is straining basic services. Housing is limited, classrooms are crowded and roads are more dangerous. Now cities are struggling to catch up.
May. 14, 2014
New Mexico
Drillers across the country are eager to profit from high oil prices. That’s creating a lot of activity in once-quiet towns. In the Southwest, companies are flocking to the Permian Basin, one of the richest oil reserves in the nation. In one New Mexico hotspot, the oil industry is transforming local economies.
May. 14, 2014
American Legion Holds Town Hall Meeting In Phoenix
The American Legion held a town hall meeting in Phoenix on Tuesday night to address concerns of mismanagement at the Phoenix VA Health Care System. More than 200 people attended the event.
May. 14, 2014
Oil Creates New Demand In Water-Stressed New Mexico
In Southeast New Mexico water is scarce and oil is plentiful. Yet both are in high demand. A barrel of oil will fetch a handsome profit at today's prices. But producing it takes plenty of water.
May. 14, 2014
Phoenix Parking Meters Could Increase
Get your credit cards and quarters ready. It may be getting more expensive to park in downtown Phoenix.
May. 14, 2014
Number Of Arizona Recreational Boating Accidents Falling
Recreational boating accidents decreased 10 percent nationwide since 2012, according to a report from the U.S. Coast Guard.
May. 14, 2014
Judge To Address County Payments Of Monitor In Racial Profiling Case
The judge presiding over the racial profiling case against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has asked some members of county government to appear in court Wednesday.
May. 13, 2014
County Supervisors Approve Arpaio’s Controversial Consultant Choice
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved funding on Tuesday for Sheriff Joe Arpaio to hire an outside consultant.
May. 13, 2014

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